How to Set Up a Gaming Headset on Discord

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Updated February 11, 2023

Learning how to set up a gaming headset on Discord is easy. Gaming sessions are better when using the Discord app, allowing collaboration between players.


  • First, navigate to user settings in the Discord app. You can do this using a computer or mobile device. Then, open the settings menu for voice.
  • Use the drop-down menu in the voice area of user settings to select the microphone. After that, play with the microphone level and settings.
  • There are some headsets for discord that are better than others. Look for a Discord certification when looking for approval on headsets.

When looking for the best gaming headset, pay attention to additional voice settings and audio quality. Once you find the best wired or Bluetooth headset, read the article below to hook it up with Discord. Additionally, you may be interested in how to set up your gaming headset for OBS.

Are there Dedicated Headsets for Discord?

The development team behind Discord has preferences for headphone technology. While any headset for gaming will work with the Discord app, a few styles are better than the rest.

Asus builds computers but is also an audio device manufacturer that the team behind Discord loves.

How to Set Up Gaming Headset on Discord

While the type of gaming headset you use matters, what matters more is your ability to fix issues that pop up. Knowing how to repair a gaming headset plug is crucial. Additionally, you may want to learn how to make your gaming headset louder if the volume seems just a little too low for your liking.

Insider Tip

App settings give you exclusive control over audio input.


Make sure your headset microphone is working. Right-click the volume icon and navigate to “Sound Settings” to ensure there is voice activity. If needed, follow our guide on how to reduce the gaming headset sensitivity for your microphone.


Click the cog icon in Discord to access your user settings, where you’ll find the Discord microphone settings. Go to “Voice & Video” in the settings menu.


Once in the “Voice & Video” sound settings, open up the Discord microphone settings. Here you can control the microphone volume level, fix microphone issues, recording devices, and more.


Select the correct microphone as your input device in the drop-down menu. Use the sliders for mic volumes and input sensitivity. Be careful with the volume bar to avoid hurting your ears.


From there, check for voice activity using the built-in analog volume check. Once you set the input sensitivity, exit out of User Settings.


Make sure you’ve set up your microphone for gaming correctly. After that, it’s a good idea to learn how to set up a gaming headset without a splitter if you want to game like an expert tech.


Your audio jack and USB port can easily clog with debris, so clean it regularly with compressed air.


How do I enable my microphone on Discord?

Go to the user settings, and navigate where voice and volume settings are. Select the correct microphone from the drop-down menu.

What should I do if my microphone isn’t working?

The first thing to do is check the audio cable, USB port, and audio jack. After that, see if your audio driver is correctly installed. If not, you can reinstall your audio device driver by visiting the brand website.

How do I remove unwanted noise from my background?

Background noise is even worse than having generic mic issues. Use a great headset that has unwanted noise-canceling technology.

Where am I able to use Discord?

While it’s most popular on computers, you can access the app on mobile devices. For exceptional comfort while chatting, use your phone right from bed.

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